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Rapper Kodak Black Shot At Justin Bieber's Concert Afterparty
Rapper Kodak Black and three others were hurt as a shooting broke out as they were leaving a Super Bowl weekend party in Los Angeles early on Saturday morning.
Four people were hurt during a shooting in the wee hours of Saturday morning outside a Los Angeles restaurant where Justin Bieber was hosting an afterparty.
Rapper Kodak Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, has been identified by NBC News and TMZ as one of four people the Los Angeles Police Department says were hurt during a shooting around 2:45 a.m. on Saturday outside The Nice Guy, a restaurant that says it "pays homage to a decadent era of Mafia bars and restaurants."
Police say that a currently unknown man fired shots during a physical confrontation on the 400 block of N. La Cienega Boulevard. First responders took two victims from the scene to local hospitals, while two other victims were identified after they sought treatment themselves. Police sources told TMZ that a total of 10 shots were fired, and three of those treated for injuries were shot.
LAPD Officer Mike Lopez told KTLA that the victims were all men, ages 60, 24, 22 and 19 and all were in stable condition. (Black is 24 years old.)
The owner of The Nice Guy, John Terzian, confirmed reports that Justin Bieber had been hosting an event at the time of the shooting.
Earlier on Friday night, as part of a series of pre-Super Bowl parties dubbed "Homecoming Weekend," Bieber had performed at a private concert at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, TMZ reported. The Nice Guy was hosting his afterparty for the concert. It's unclear if Black was at the concert, but his camp confirmed with TMZ that he had gone to the afterparty.
Videos obtained by TMZ show the Black and fellow rappers Gunna and Lil Baby posing for paparazzi and fan photos at the crowded intersection of La Cienega and Westmount Dr, a small dead-end street next to The Nice Guy. At some point, the videos show, Black appears to be involved in an unrelated altercation on the sidewalk across Westmount from the restaurant — sources told TMZ that the fight broke out separately, and Black's camp told the outlet that one of Black's friends was jumped, at which point Black jumped into the altercation.
Then, multiple gun shots ring out, and the various videographers lay down or took cover.
Black was reportedly shot in the leg; in another photo published by TMZ, an unidentified, apparently young, man is seen with a bloody wound to his shoulder area.
LAPD reported that the suspect in the shooting is Black, and no arrests have yet been reported.
Black's Twitter account posted a Tweet in support of the Cincinnati Bengals at 4:11 a.m. PT on Sunday morning. (The Los Angeles Rams won the game.)